The Mahatma…His Words Lost?

A great man, a great soul was he,

To make India free was his destiny,
He led us true, with fire in his heart,
Yet he condemned violence, from the start.

Disobey, don’t kill, was what he told,
And some people followed, his words like gold,
His hope came true, India did become free,
Yet our father, we lost, through violence only.

He did not want India, to be split into two,
Yet for peace, partition he agreed to do,
He fought for truth, by which he stood,
Truth is God, he said when he could.

A simple man, with simple tastes was he,
He was shot to death, soon after his child became free,
Spiritual but not religious, he was for unity,
He still commands respect, but his words now a plea.

In today’s world, of wars and death,
Where we can smell bloodshed, in our every breath,
His words seem lost; his cause seems to fail,
In the sounds of guns, seems lost a widow’s wail.

Ahimsa is now just a word, no meaning can I see,
With violence that destroys, a child’s memories,
No unity, no support, for the great man’s voice,
Now gloom is writ everywhere, not much to rejoice.

Let us stand together, and pray for his soul,
Pray for ahimsa, for joy and for peace,
For a better world in the future, let us stand hand in hand,
Let him smile always, when this gesture he does see.

Wishing the great Mahatma a happy birthday, and a happy International Day of Non-Violence to all of you…
picture courtesy Johan Nordström of DeviantArt

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

27 thoughts on “The Mahatma…His Words Lost?”

  1. just when i was wondering how not a single person has posted something about gandhi ji.. well done 🙂 and yes let’s pray for a better, happier, safer India 🙂

  2. Profound thoughts. I still am wondering what to say.. Gandhi had his own flaws but his philosophy esp ahimsa is the need of the hour and you expressed it eloquently.

  3. both of u frnds r amazingly talented!! (u n sid that is) …brilliant piece as usual vinay!! lage raho munnabhai… :))

  4. hmmm….anyways u know wat i feel abt gandhi in my post …good one u have taken up :)..urs..hemu..

  5. its sad how we forget gandhiji ..especially in d face of all dis madnessplz plz plz chk my post again so toatlly sorry.

  6. Its excellent dude.I can’t believe it. Thats your spontaneous attempt? Wow.Good for you.:)And to Trinaa, Thanku ji:) Honestly, as Vinay says, you’re the better one .:)

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  8. Why does everyone says tht his words are lost..there is a whole new thing called”Gandhi giri ” introduced in his actually..people who follow it..are MOCKED..nthing elsenyc poem!

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